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Free Stuff From The US DOT

What free stuff is available from the US DOT?

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the US DOT provides a wealth of information on its website in the form of guidance documents and training materials.  Some of it I use in my training and some of it I use to make my training better.  Check out these links and see if you can make use of any of this materials.

DOT HazMat Training Resources

DOT Chart 15: A great guidance document that I use in my HazMat Employee Training.  It contains images and information about HazMat Placards, Labels, & Markings.  It also has helpful information about the correct use of these three of the four (the remaining hazard communication method is shipping papers) hazard communication methods.


Does Your HazMat Training Measure Up?: A guidance document from the PHMSA that clearly indicates the training a HazMat Employer must provide to its HazMat Employees in order to comply with 49 CFR 172, Subpart H.


Guide for Preparing HazMat Incident Reports: I used to include this document with my training materials but decided that providing a link to it would be enough.  I still include a discussion of HazMat Incident Reports in my HazMat Employee Training.  This guidance document will walk you through the process of determining if there has been a HazMat Incident and, if so, how it must be reported.


Guide to Performance Packaging Codes: This document is an important part of my HazMat Employee Training.  It is a very clear and concise way to explain the meaning of the UN Performance Oriented Packaging Marking that must be present and visible on all non-bulk HazMat packaging.


The 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG): The ERG or the information it provides must be made immediately available to emergency responders in the event of a HazMat Incident.  It is the responsibility of the Shipper to provide this information to the Carrier and to have it available at its facility to its HazMat Employees wherever it ships or receives hazardous materials.

You may also be interested in my article summarizing the US DOT announcement of the release of the mobile app.

See the various types of DOT HazMat Training offered through Daniels Training Services.